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Hybrid KIFS Fractals

In my previous articles I talked about the fundamental principles of Iterative Fractals, and the specific case of the Kaleidoscopic IFS fractal. Today we’ll extend the basic KIFS fractals beyond simple tetrahedral symmetry. Initially...

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The Koch Distance Estimator

There are many types of inspring and beautiful fractals that you can explore once you’ve got a distance-estimate based raymarcher. We’re working up to a discussion of some really funky classes of fractal known...

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Folding space

One of the really cool things about distance estimation functions is the ability to instantiate multiple instances of an object. The basic sphere distance evaluator takes the form of a quick distance check from...

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Distance Estimation Functions

I started my initial investigation into rendering 3d mandlebrot fractals a few weeks ago and one of the first things I encountered was the theory of distance estimation functions. Needless to say I got...

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Nanoblocks

Nanoblocks are a bit of a phenomenon out in Japan at the moment, and they’re starting to get some traction in the UK. Nanoblocks are like lego blocks, but half the size, which allows...

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Cylinder intersection

For the first time in a while I’ve added a new primitive type to the raytracer. The more I’ve messed about with procedural geometry the more I’ve become frustrated by the limit of building...

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Introduction to Wooscripter

30/08/2014 – Updated for Wooscript 2.1 The time has finally come for me to open wooscripter up as a general download! I’ve got the sourcecode on github, if you’d like to have a look,...

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Wootracer threading

I may have been a bit quiet recently, but it’s not because I’m not working on stuff. There’s a few issues with the way that the Wootracer works which are causing me significant annoyance...

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Pythagoras Tree

I started out looking into a variety of different tree fractals, but one of the earliest classes of tree fractal I found has kept me pretty busy. So today I’m going to go over...

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Wooscript Extensions

Please note that this article is kept for archive purposes only, Wooscript has moved on a long way since this was written! I’ve been busily working away on Wooscript for the last few days...